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Havana Club launches new super-premium rumpost

Published on March 8, 2016

Yesterday, Havana Club introduced introduced a new member to their family of super-premium rums. The 'Tributo Collection' is a no age statement blend of rums from different casks and with only 2500 bottles worldwide it is a limited release.

FROM THE PRESS RELEASE:

Havana Club, the global leading rum in the super-premium and above category, is to launch the Havana Club Tributo Collection on the 29th February 2016, with packaging designed by Nude Brand Creation.

The new series of limited editions created with exceptional rum reserves are set to be unveiled annually at the Cuban Habanos Festival.

A rum for collectors and connoisseurs

With only 2,500 bottles of each rum being released, the Havana Club Tributo Collection is set to appeal to spirits connoisseurs and collectors alike. As a tribute to the best that Cuban rum has to offer, Havana Club Maestro Ronero, Asbel Morales, will personally select the finest aged bases from cellar reserves to create each release.

The 2016 limited edition is led by a base of rums aged in 80-year old casks, which have been carefully blended with other rums to give an aromatic and intense taste with defining notes of dried tropical fruits and a deep amber colour.

Inspired by Cuba’s architecture

Co-founder of Nude Brand Creation, Bernard Gormley, says: “The packaging was inspired by the wide variety of architectural styles in Cuba, in particular the Spanish baroque and the neoclassical, which complement each other so perfectly, just like the blend of different rums selected to make the product. The filigree and detailing intrigued us and influenced the graphics, along with the colour blue – the national colour of Cuba, and gold that enhance the luxury cues and on-shelf standout.”

Continues Gormley: “The background pattern on the bottle label and gift pack was inspired by the ceramic tiles found in walkways, walls and floors of Havana.  The signature of Maestro Ronero Asbel Morales and the individual number of each bottle is displayed on the intricate premium label.”

Asbel Morales, Maestro Ronero for Havana Club, comments: “Creating the Havana Club Tributo Collection is a fascinating process, as each release will provide a new and unique taste experience, achieved through experimentation with rum bases from our reserves.

“By blending rums using very old and rare casks, we have been able to create an expression for 2016 with a luxurious amber glow, full-bodied fruit flavours and a long finish.”

The Havana Club Tributo Collection 2016 is bottled at 40% ABV and will be available in ten markets, including Cuba, UK and China, from March 2016 at the RRP of $350 USD.

The Rum Masters 2016 results are inpost

Published on March 7, 2016

The results for the annual Rum Masters competition are in, with a surprising first place for Havana Club 3 years old.

The Rum Masters is an annual spirits competition organised by The Spirits Business and is dedicated solely to rum.  Three groups of judges from the UK blind tasted rums of all types, and the outcomes are sometimes surprising.

Click here for the results and more info about The Rum Masters

Beenleigh Distillery is again open for visitorspost

Published on December 3, 2015

On december 2nd Beenleigh Distillery (Beenleigh, Australia) opened its brand new $3.46 million dollar visitor center.

Opening hours are from wednesday to sunday, from 10am to 5pm. The distillery offers a guided tour complete with a rum tasting. For more information contact Gavin Butler on 07 3807 3737 or [email protected]

New website online – Work in progress!post

Published on October 14, 2015

Welcome to the Rumportal! As regular visitors might notice, the site has had a bit of a facelift.

The new site of the Rumportal is online. We’ve chosen to migrate the content to a new CMS and give the site a new look. This is very much a work in progress situation, and any feedback is more than welcome.

For now we’ve chosen for a setup where therumportal.com acts as a staging environment for rumportal.com. So keep an eye on therumportal.com for future changes to the layout.
Update:www.therumportal.com now points directly to www.rumportal.com, and we use a local testing environment.